Democrat claims victory over Mia Love in Utah's 4th

Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams claimed victory over Republican Rep. Mia Love Monday night after new Salt Lake County results showed her trailing by 739 votes in the 4th Congressional District race.

“I’m eager to get to work,” McAdams said, surrounded by his family at a hastily called news conference held at his Millcreek campaign headquarters. “We are confident there is no way Rep. Love will retake the lead.”

He said he has not yet tried to contact the two-term congresswoman.

“I do want to give her the space,” McAdams said, anticipating her campaign wanted time to review the numbers released Monday evening. “I think she’s entitled to that and so I hope to talk to her maybe tomorrow.”